Blockchain and AI dominate agenda at RSA Conference 2017

Keynotes and sessions look to push boundaries at third regional event themed “Power of Opportunity”

RSA Conference has announced the agenda for this year’s event, which includes a dynamic offering of thought-provoking keynotes and engaging sessions. The conference will be held from November 7-8, 2017 at Emirates Palace Hotel, with the support of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

In its third year, the conference offers a platform that encourages discussion and debate around the industry’s most pressing challenges. Conceptualized with the “Power of Opportunity” in mind, it will feature five tracks and nine keynote sessions that will cover a range of topics, curated to engage attendees. The tracks this year are Cybercrime & Threats and Security, Security Strategy, Infrastructure and Operations with sponsored sessions on trends including Blockchain, AI, Cloud, IoT & Ransomware.

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said: “Such conferences support TRA’s vision of the UAE as a global ICT leader, as well as the wise leadership directives in transition to the knowledge-based and information economy. They also enhance a smart lifestyle in the country, in preparation for realizing the UAE vision 2021. The importance of compatibility between the efforts of the public and private sectors should be highlighted, to ensure the security and safety of our cyberspace, and the safe use of data for the public and their protection.”

H.E. Al Mansoori added: “Cyber security has always been one of the topics of interest to IT professionals. At TRA, we support the events that discuss security in the cyber world, hence, we support RSA Conference Abu Dhabi, which discusses real topics that directly relate to modern trends, to achieve the best response for ICT in humanity’s service.”

“With every conference, our priority is to help facilitate conversations between industry professionals. This year is no exception, and we expect our attendees to leave with the tools and insights needed to safeguard their organizations and assets. Our commitment to finding new voices and ways to inspire the region’s professional community is unwavering, and we will deliver on what attendees have grown to expect of RSA Conference Abu Dhabi,” said Linda Gray Martin, General Manager, RSA Conferences.

Sponsors and exhibitors for this year’s event hail from leading edge companies such as RSA, Qualys, Dark Matter, Spire Solutions, Tenable Network Security, Raytheon and Etisalat to name a few.

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